Bug 433429 - genhomedircon creates duplicate entries
genhomedircon creates duplicate entries
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: policycoreutils (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2008-02-19 03:55 EST by Christian Jung
Modified: 2009-01-20 17:00 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-20 17:00:31 EST
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Description Christian Jung 2008-02-19 03:55:35 EST
Description of problem:
genhomedircon creates entries in
/etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts.homedirs to setup SELinux
labels for /home, /root,...

If one use has $HOME set to /usr/local/$USER, genhomedircon also add entries for
/usr/local. This is conflicting with existing entries in file_contexts.

Users see warning messages about duplicate entries:
/etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts: Multiple same specifications
for /usr/local/lost\+found/.*.
/etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts: Multiple same specifications
for /usr/local/\.journal.
/etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts: Multiple same specifications
for /usr/local/lost\+found.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a new user with $HOME in /usr/local:
useradd -d /usr/local/test test
2. execute genhomedircon to update file_contexts.homedirs
3. login to localhost with ssh:
ssh localhost
(this is only an example, other commands also throw warning messages)

Actual results:
warning messages (see above)

Expected results:
no warning message

Additional info:
genhomedircon should not create entries for directories which are already
included in file_contexts.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2008-02-19 10:32:49 EST
Too late to put this into U2,  Should be fixed in U3.  For now, don't do that. 
Homedirs should not be in /usr/local.  If you have a service with a homedir in
/usr/local, it should have a shell of /sbin/nologin or /bin/false.  And/or have
a UID < 500.

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-06-04 18:46:31 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2008-09-17 16:01:34 EDT
Fixed in policycoreutils-1.33.12-14.1.el5
Comment 8 Daniel Walsh 2008-11-04 15:32:16 EST
Fixed in policycoreutils-1.33.12-14.2.el5
Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 17:00:31 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.


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